Dance

The Weekend Australian - Review - - Out & About - Sharon Verghis

New Breed Fiona Jopp, a full-time mem­ber of the Sydney Dance Com­pany since 2013, her com­pany peer Bern­hard Knauer, and in­de­pen­dent artists Daniel Ri­ley and Kristina Chan will pre­miere new works as part of New Breed, a tal­ent-seed­ing three­year part­ner­ship be­tween SDC and Car­riage­works that of­fers four hand-picked as­pir­ing Aus­tralian chore­og­ra­phers the op­por­tu­nity to cre­ate new works made on the com­pany’s dancers. They are then pro­fes­sion­ally pro­duced and staged. Rafael Bonachela, the SDC’s artis­tic di­rec­tor, can al­ready see the fruits of the pro­gram, with Gabrielle Nankervis’s smash hit Wilde­beest, cre­ated for New Breed’s in­au­gu­ral sea­son, to be part of SDC’s 2016 sea­son. He’s ea­ger to see what the new crop of dance­mak­ers will come up with this year. “For an up-and­com­ing chore­og­ra­pher to be awarded a com­mis­sion is a rare and fan­tas­tic op­por­tu­nity,” Bonachela says. “As far as I know, this is a unique op­por­tu­nity in Aus­tralia.” Car­riage­works, 245 Wil­son Street, Eveleigh. Tonight, 2pm and 8pm; tomorrow, 5pm. Tick­ets: $35. Book­ings: (02) 9250 1999 or on­line. ex­hi­bi­tion in­cludes more than 100 ob­jects from real ship­wrecks in­clud­ing coins, can­non­balls, beads and a jug from the Batavia, which crashed on the West Aus­tralian coast in 1629 and sparked a grue­some mutiny.

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